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Obituaries

Thursday, December 2, 1999


Robert C. Alameda, 75, of Hilo, a tugboat Merchant Marine seaman, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sisters Christine Greene, Angeline McNicoll and Florence Crumb. Services: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hilo. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Carlos Ankerrmann Jr., 63, of Honolulu died Oct. 23 in Kapilani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Carla Ann Ortiz; sisters Louella "Leilani" Kala-Makahi, Lenora Mae Paulo, Noreen Rorabacher, Alicia Mercado, Leona Yuen and Faye Bingham; brothers Charles Ditzler and Arthur Ross, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Keaomalamalama Church, 89-353 Lepeka Ave. in Nanakuli. Scattering of the ashes: Nanakuli Beach Park.

Patricia E. "Sista" Balag, 64, of Wailuku, Maui, a former saleswoman for Robins-Runway 7, died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Nahiku, Maui. She is survived by husband Fidel L.; mother Eva Medeiros; sons Fidel "Larry" Jr. and Tony; daughters Donna Carbonell and Chris Balag; brothers William "Billy," Melvin "Anthony" and John Medeiros; sisters Joann Tomasso and Myrtle Sanches, and nine grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Clio O. Chamberlain, 91, a secretary and bookkeeper in Honolulu, died Nov. 7 in Capitola, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Allethea C. Beadle. Services held.

Mercedes A. de la Sierra, 90, of Mililani died Nov. 20. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by children Manuel de la Sierra, Aida Necio, Rosenda Leano and Virgilio de la Sierra; sister Josie Gaerlan, 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Erwin J. "Del" Delery, of Annandale, Va., died Nov. 22. He is survived by wife Janet; sons Steven C. and James M.; daughter Annette C.; sister Shirley Delery Delaup, and 10 grandchildren. Mass on the mainland. Memorials suggested to American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Highland Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305 and Hospice of Northern Virginia, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 500, Falls Church, VA 22042.

William Figueira, 92, of Omao, Kauai, a retired mechanic with Grove Farm Co., died Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jessie; sons William and John; daughter Rose Koerte; sisters Matilda Lastimado and Rose Cantere, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Harold T. Fukumoto, 82, of Honolulu, a retired owner and manager of trucking and freight businesses, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary U.; sons Derrick and Neal; daughter Cynthia Teramoto; brothers Harry, Hardy and Richard; sister Joyce Kodama, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harold T. Gollob, 79, of Waimanalo, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, died last Thursday at home. He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He is survived by sons Dennis and Leonard; daughter Susan; brother Thomas, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Church. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Beverly J. Hedemark, 79, of Kailua died Sunday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Annette E.; daughter Carol; sons James and Ronald, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

James D. "Pally" Holt Jr., 66, of Honolulu, a plans and specificiations coordinator for Bishop Estate, died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yolanda; sons Dunning and Thomas; daughter Valerie Holt-Parker; brother Alan; sister Jimette Sequin, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, 1887 Makuakane St. Call after 1 p.m. Inurnment at a later date.

Seiko Inamine, 81, of Honolulu, who retired from Honolulu Rapid Transit, died Oct. 31 at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Seiki, Seizen and Charles, and sister Tsuru Noguni. Private services.

Carol M. Kakogawa, 58, of Pearl City, a former school librarian at Aiea Intermediate School, died Nov. 22 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by husband Robert M.; sons Derek T. and Cory N.; father Noboru Koito; brothers Galen T. and Stephen S. Koito, and sister Pricilla L. Miyahira. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Shirley K. Kamakee, 59, of Waianae died Monday in Kailua. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Sylvia Sigler; sisters Jeanette Bentley, Barbara Grace, Violet "Sunday" Paris, Martha Gaspar and Harriet Mahoe, and brothers Samuel and Michael Grace and George Anderson. Services: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Dorothy M. Kawahara, 80, of Hilo, a proprietor of Dot's Baby Land, died Nov. 6 in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Bert; son Wayne; daughter Lorna Heindl; brothers Sadao and Tsuneo Tanaka; sister Margaret Williams, and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary donations.

Samuel K.A. Kea, 61, of Waianae, an employee of Oahu Construction Co., died Nov. 17 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Shirley A.; sons Samuel Jr., Harold and Edward N. Kea, Ambrose Keohuhu and Samuel Awai Jr.; daughters Jerrilene and Kathleen Kepoo, Shirlene Chong, Samuelene Lau and Tammilene Acoba; brothers Walter Makahi, Alex, Charles and Raymond Kea and Genesis, David, Robert, Nathan, Paul and Richard Horcajo; sisters Emily Pall, Katherine Kea, Marvalee Kealoha, Leona Garvida and Sarah Horcajo, 26 grandchildren and 11 great-children. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Edward Y.N. Kim, 81, of Honolulu, an attorney, will be remembered in committal services 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Donations suggested to the University of Hawaii Korean Studies Center in the name of Edward Y.N. Kim

William P.C. Kim, 4, of Aiea, a retired glazer for Fuller O'Brien Paint and Glass Co., died Nov. 18 in Kaiser Hospital. He was also employed as a maintenance man by the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Eleanor; sons Randall and Craig; daughter Sharlyn Goetz; brother Harold; sisters Doris Kim, Bessie Choi, Betty Irwin, Alice Furtado, Daisy Park, Claire Lee and Evelyn Shiyama, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waimalu Grace Brethren Church. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Peggy E.E. Kusano, 52, of Honolulu, a consultant/writer, died Nov. 24. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by mother Sadako and sister Pat Sanden. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wahiawa. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hiroshi Kuwahara, 82, of Pearl City died Nov. 10 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gladys; children Thomas, Barbara and Arthur; brother Oscar; sisters Betsy Umetsu and Matsuko Kawaharada, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Louisa K. Laumauna, 85, of Waialua, Molokai, died Nov. 24 in Molokai General Hospital. She was born in Halawa Valley, Molokai. She is survived by daughters Lynette Lum, Maxine Ramarama, Louise Miguel and Pearline Madrona; son Sam I., 17 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Waialua Congregational Church in Waialua. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.

Tulei Lavatai Jr., 66, of Honolulu, a pastor for the Samoan Congregational United Christian Church, died Nov. 21 in Tripler Hospital. He was born in Nu Uuli, American Samoa. He is survived by son Joseph; daughters Naomi Lake, Paepaeulupo o Sue Sue, Martha Bode and Mary Faapouli; brother Faima; sisters Vaioa Lavatai, Loini Paaga and Faaeteete Lelauti, and seven grandchildren. Call after 3 p.m. Sunday at First Samoan United Christian Church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Theresa P. Malo, 47, of Honolulu died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George Jr.; sons Roman, George III and Oliver; daughters Alyssa, Tori and Kylee; brother Harold Kam, and five granddaughters. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Abelardo I. "Abe" Mangrubang, 67, of Oceanside, Calif., an inspector, died Saturday. He is survived by wife Norma; daughter Deziree McConville; sons Abe Jr., Bert and Sam; mother Margarita; sisters Pacita Corpuz and Virginia Mangrubang; brother Rudy, and four grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Edward Manoi, 78, of Waimanalo, a retired truck driver with HC&D, died Nov. 21 in Kailua. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by sons Lorrin E. and Edward II; daughters Jennie Ann P. and Maile Manoi, Flaviana K. Vidinha, Charlene P. Cruz and Edwardian N. Grantham, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at Garden Isle Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Hawaii Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Yukiko F. "Judy" Matsumoto, 69, of Honolulu, a retired kitchen helper for Kitchens of Hawaii, died Friday in Honolulu. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lance A. and Miles H.; daughters Karen S. Sasaki and Merle M. Hamada; brothers Isami and Stanley Fujioka; sisters Tsurako "Betty" Ikehara, Kimiyo Cadwallader, Masue Davis and Mabel Kim, and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Richard T. Matsumura, 65, of Honolulu, executive manager of customer service for Tokyu Vita Hawaii Tours, died Monday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eiko; daughter Wendy; brothers Francis and Hiroshi, and sisters Edna Murata, Marion Nishihara and Rose Fletcher. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

Shizuko F. Matsushima, 88, of Honolulu, a retired assistant X-ray technician at Kuakini Hospital, died Sunday in Island Nursing Home. She was also a registered nurse in Japan. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by son Yoshihiro; daughter Fumiya; sisters Hatsue Ishimura, Asae Okawa and Miyuki Hosaka, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m.

Dr. Yonemichi Miyashiro, 73, of Eleele, Kauai, a physician with Ohana Physicians Group, West Kauai Hospital in Waimea, died Friday in Wilcox Hospital. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred; sons Daniel and Wesley; daughters Donna Umetsu, Linda Eger and Glori Kaluna; brother Wilson; sister Mary Thompson, and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Veterans Center in Lihue. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shizuko K. Moon, 72, of Kihei died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by husband George; daughter Leona Long, and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Kamaole Beach Park II.

Yuichi "Stanley" Okinaka, 82, of Makawao, Maui, a dairyman for Haleakala Dairy, died Nov. 23 in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Stanley and Richard; daughter Katherine Schymick; brothers Yasuo and Harold; sister Kiyoko Saito, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Clara K.K. Osorio, 74, of Volcano, Hawaii, a social worker with Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Leoannalissa "Bebe" Yung; sons Elroy T.L. Jr., David K., Emil C. "Ecko," Jonathan K. and Matthew J.; brother William T. Kay; sisters Anna Jabar and Sally Jane Malterre, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Loose flowers and leis in lieu of wreaths.

Ronald E. Pritchard Jr., 66, of Pago Pago, American Samoa died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Lenita; son Jason, and sisters Dorothy Crocker, Marilyn Walker and Adeline Jones. Services and burial in American Samoa.

Helen A. Ronko, also known as Helen M. Ronko, 92, of Waipahu died Nov. 23 in Waipahu. She is survived by daughter Margaret Figuero; hanai daughter Jeanie Patigayon; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Scattering of the ashes: noon Saturday at Waianae Boat Harbor. Casual attire.

Miyeko Ushijima, 82, of Honolulu died Nov. 23 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tsugio; sons Bruce and Duane; sister Myrtle Shizuru, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Aileen Case White, 90, of Honolulu, a schoolteacher, died yesterday at home. She was born in Kalamazoo, Mich. She is survived by son John M. and two grandchildren. Services: 7 a.m. Saturday at Calvary By the Sea Church. Scattering of the ashes to follow. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society, Pet Adoption Fund and Angel Network.

Simi Williams, 49, of Aiea died Sunday at home. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Ella; sons Shane, Sheldon and Shance; daughter Shannon; brother Pasesa; sisters Violina Afalava, Feanuga Porter, Pailenutu Satele and Sami Kesi, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aiea Ward. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Virginia F. Williams, 90, of Honolulu, president of a signage company Virginia F. Williams and Associates, died Nov. 18 in Dallas, Ore. She is survived by son Craig of Honolulu. Private services.



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